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be scientists. there is all this talk about we have to do the recording to the science. while the talks might begin moving at a snail's pace -- like a caravan stuck in a sandstorm. everyone seems to be breaking your neck to get far away from the sides as possible. the world is already here. and whether the u.s. or any other country, including my own andhey are living in it -- i would hope maybe their kids would turn around and tell their parents, haven't you noticed? we are already there. >> that was ronny jumeau of the seychelles. before that, you heard jonathan pershing, the chief climate change negotiator. so far, the u.s. envoy tod stern has only held one news conference after one week and half. he was goodlett told another one today, but if you look at today's list of meetings, the event is the only one marked in red. a press conference was cancelled. ronny jumeau is with us here in doha, representative of the alliance of small island states. and we are joined by martin khor, executive director of the south centre in malaysia. ambassador, you're on the panel with the jonathan pershing, t
-gay industry did nothing but provide me and my family with false lies mass ka raiding as science. >> representative jackie spear joins me now live from capitol hill. congresswoman, thank you so much for joining us. my first question to you, why not just introduce legislation to ban it? why the nonbinding resolution? >> it is a state function to regulate professions, so it is incumbent on the states to look at the scope of practice within professions and determine whether certain practices are appropriate or not. the american psychological association and the american psychiatric association has said for more than 40 years that this is junk science. that there is no science that supports this conversion therapy or reparative therapy. so, this is an effort to put a spotlight on the issue and then from a federal point of view, i want to make sure that the taxpayer dollars aren't being spent on providing the services when they are not held to be scientifically effectively. >> okay, okay. we have got that. i want to hear more from young people at the news conference who went through c
science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the battle for control of syria reached ever closer to the capital today. heavy fighting flared near the damascus airport, and online access was cut, as the pressure intensified on president bashar al-assad. we have a report narrated by jonathan rugman of "independent television news." >> reporter: it could be the west's worst nightmare. jubilant jihadist fighters near damascus. this group has captured a helicopter and these islamists are now in the vanguard of syria's rebel army. syrian warplanes and helicopters were filmed attacking the fringes of the capital today. and to the road to the international airport has been closed by fighting. and as that fighting intensifies much of syria's internet network has been cut. the government and opposition are
of science. >> this is something that leadership needs to talk about. as a storyteller i know we have to get the story out there. climate change is happening. we immediately have to start transforming our economy to renewable energy. that's totally duible. we can run everything we have right now off existing technology from the wind and the sun and renewable energy. the second thing, it's an incredible economic benefit and economic engine to this area. there are community centers out on the rockaways that have power because greenpeace pulled up with a solar array on the back of a truck and that distributed generated energy helps people. >> eliot: it is unfortunately an event to drive home the reality of what you can do at a moment of distress when you need to find alternative energy sources. you've done that. i want to pivot a little bit. the occupy movement has morphed into something different. it's changed it's imagery and providing real services to real people. is that going to be a continueing transformation? is this a new cause for occupy. >> one would argue that they were a disaster or
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. >> the guy was a political science major. knees about politics. he's clever. he's smart. >> reporter: sally quinn writes about washington's elite. quinn's family plans their fall weekends around redskins games. >> it's what people talk about at dinner parties, it's what people talk about in the office. and it united washington in a way that i have never seen before. >> reporter: this week on capitol hill with fierce negotiations taking place over the fiscal cliff we spoke to congressional leaders. >> rg3 a big fan >> big fan. >> reporter: kris van hollen represents maryland's 8th district. >> i think congress would love to trade our approval ratings for his and the reason is he's able to bring people together. congress as the clock winds down we're in the fourth quarter as we approach the fiscal cliff. if we can deliver like rg3 delivers we'll be doing well. >> do you see him somebody as you a neither? >> absolutely. this guy sim oppressive. >> reporter: former republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan usually doesn't stop for hallway interviews but he made an ex
with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. a group of folks who can contribute to our economy, but there is a hitch. >> the house passed the final tally. the effort by republicans to get out in front on the immigration issue. but to do it in a way that support republican values. it would provide 55,000 green cards to immigrant who achieved advance degrees in engineering, science or math. it would allow them to bring their families to the country. but the bill really angered democrats because it would do so at the same time it gets rid of the green car lottery. one democrat went so far as to accuse this bill of being racist but to a very, very testy exchange. >> that is racist. if not in its intent then certainly in its effect. republicans have just received historically low votes from minorities in the past election yet they want to create an immigration system that gives visas with one hand while taking visas away from minorities with the other. >> i would inquiry if the gentleman's statement about the ugly head of racism was a reference to those of us who auth
they are breaking up families. the republicans are trying to promote for science, technology and engineering and math, whether it's a high skilled visa or a low skilled advice a whether it's farm workers, domestic workers who clean hotepal this is all immigrant labor, and this apalo has an economic component in addition to the fact that many of their churches are telling them we can no longer side with this anti-immigration position. so it is changing out from under them and i think they are going to look for a way that they can change policy without a political backlash. joons we will be talking more about the upcoming elections a little bit later in the hour. a.b. stoddard, thank you. >> thank you. jenna: serious new concerns about a deteriorating situation in syria. why turkey says the bashar al-assad regime may be coming for it next and what our nato ally says it needs to protect its own people. we have a live report just ahead. [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it mahelp lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just he to eat it as part of your heart healthy d
of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> a small but symbolic victory for palestinians today. the united nations assembly voted overwhelmingly to grant palestinians what's called nonmember observer state status, a stinging defeat for the united states and israel, which voted against the resolution. the secretary of state hillary clinton condemned the decision as quote, counterproductive to peace efforts. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, warned that little will change in the palestinian territories after this vote. palestinians in gaza and the west bank flooded into the streets late into the night. they are shooting fireworks, waving flags, honking car horns in celebration. let's go live to cnn's fred pleitgen in ramallah with the latest. very big day for the palestinians. what are you seeing now? >> reporter: hi, wolf. well, the celebrations certainly have quieted down somewhat but it was really just in the past ten minutes that they did quiet down. before that, what happened was that these massive celebrations that you
return, a sharp increase in the number of scanners filing fraudulent returns. science and technology editor is with us now. it looks like they have stolen tens of thousands of people's refunds. >>guest: potentially billions. part of the problem, is identifying that there is a problem. the i.r.s. says they do not know the extent of the problem and it is hard if them to track and identify that something like this is happening. >>shepard: explain what going on. >>guest: it has me disgusted. identity scammers buying something in a store is one thing but they filing fraudulent tax runs, that is something else. >>shepard: they would file my tax returns using their address and if i had a refund it would come back to them? >>guest: exactly. the challenge comes in because if you are like me you find out you getting a refund and you file as soon as you can and you can file in january. businesses and financial institutions do thought have to file their information with the government until the end of march. often the i.r.s. doesn't have the information it needs to verify or crosscheck what has
by the institute for science and international security. they say they show more activity at an iranian military site. a site that nuclear inspectors have been denied access to. here's what the site looked like in september. the roofs of the buildings are are covered with tarps. just take a look. now, we're going to fast forward it. switch the picture to november 7th. what you'll see now is that the buildings have blue roofs and new equipment on site. this is according to the am sis from sis. the think tank says additional things are being done to the site. a russian judge says performances by pussy riot should be removed from the internet. their most notorious video is the one that landed two band members in jail. in it, the band sings an anti putin song in a cathedral. the judge allegations it includes words that humiliate various groups. >>> and former president george h.w. bush has been in a houston area hospital for six days. a spokesperson says he has been treated and cures of bronchitis. bush is 88 years old and he is the oldest living former president of the united states. >>> and an upd
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isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> a lawsuit brought against democra dominique strauss-kahn will not go to a trial. they have reached a settlement agreement. she accused strauss-kahn of assaulting her in his hotel room. he was once a he had looking candidate for the french candidacy resigned in disgrace after being indicted on charges, including attempted rape. the case fell apart weeks later. >>> victims of superstorm sandy may soon need to face the possibility of living on boats. fema says it's researching the idea of quickly creating low cost housing on the water. officials say the vessels would ideally sleep two to six adults. >>> a new study released today finds the ice sheet covering most of greenland is melting fast and causing the oceans to rise. the findings are the result of 20 years of data. researchers say since 1992, the oceans rose 11 millimeters. >>> a new york city police officer's act of kindness is now a global sensation. a tourist visiting from arizona took this photo of the policeman who bought the shoes for a homeless man a
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? the answer is part of our science roundup online. hari sreenivasan has the details. >> sreenivasan: the image resembles a lite-bright time lapse. find those pictures and our conversation with a software developer who set out to visualize the 24-hour cycle of urban public transit systems. that's on our homepage. an international telecommunications conference in dubai aims to set new rules for the internet. what's at stake? we take a look in the rundown. and on making sense, economics correspondent paul solman argues both sides of the capital gains tax debate. all that and more is on our website newshour.pbs.org. judy? >> woodruff: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening. thank you and good night. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributio
,000 green cards that people with advanced degrease with science and engineering. doug mckelway live on the hill with the story this morning. this bill failed in september. why are republicans bringing it back now? >> reporter: bill, it failed back in september because it was brought up under suspension rules which requires 2/3 majority so it failed. it is coming back today under normal house rules which require simple majority and republicans are very confident after they that he have they have the votes of after the election results of november 6th they need to show strong advocacy of immigration. here is one of the strong supporters of the bill, raul labrador of idaho. melissa: at the same time we don't need to change our agenda. too many republicans say we need to abandon our agenda and become a different party. washington clearly doesn't need two liberal parties. >> reporter: it would do away with what is called the green card lottery, which gives 55,000 cards randomly selected by computer people from country with traditionally low immigration rates to the united states. that me
, science, and research. now, i know some of this may sound familiar to you because we talked a lot about this during the campaign. this shouldn't be a surprise to anybody. this was a major debate in the presidential campaign and in congressional campaigns all across the country and a clear majority of americans, not just democrats but also a lot of republicans and a lot of independents agreed we should have a balanced approach to deficit reduction that doesn't hurt the economy and doesn't hurt middle class families. and i'm glad to see, if you've been reading the papers lately, that more and more republicans in congress seem to be agreeing with this idea that we should have a balanced approach. so if both parties agree we should not raise taxes on middle class families, let's begin our work with where we agree. the senate's already passed a bill that keeps income taxes from going up on middle class families. democrats in the house are ready to vote for that same bill today. if we can get a few house republicans to agree as well, i'll sign this bill as soon as congress sends it my way. i'
behind in science and math. let's create five new programs. that has been the approach. >> reporter: as we speak treasury secretary tim geithner is meeting behind closed doors with the white house point man on congressional affairs with senate majority leader harry reid. perhaps we'll learn more about what kind of spending cuts the democrats are proposing after that meeting is done. jenna, back to you. jenna: we'll talk a little more about that now, doug. thank you very much. jon: yeah. let's go behind the scenes of the talks to avoid the fiscal cliff. it seems the framework for a deal actually might be taking shape. if so, what will it look like? david drucker has been nosing around a little bit. the associate politics editor at "roll call." when you hear senators and speaker of the house come out and talk it doesn't sound like they're all that close, david. are you optimistic? >> well i'm sort of on the fence here, jon. whenever you hear members of congress talk about any kind of fiscal cliff deal you have to approach it with a sort of believe everything and believe nothing attitu
the training and education of science technology, engineering, and math. this is what this legislation is about. we want america to be the magnet for the best minds. we want them to come here, get educated, and stay here to improve our lives and turn it into a reality right here in america so that america continues to be the land of opportunity for all. >> today we put another down payment on jobs and job creation. for each of these visas that are granted, it is estimated that there'll be three additional u.s. jobs created. for each of these individuals who apply, they will look at who the student population is in the united states working on masters and phd's and stem areas. this of be at a diverse population. this cause us to see this as an improvement in diversity outreach. almost anyone who attends a graduation at the masters and phd level, you will see those crossing the line coming from all over the world and in all colors and sizes. that is why we did this today. we want this to be one that says, who wants to come to be america and has a likelihood of success in creating success for all
visas now will go to foreign nationals with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, that's the s.t.e.m. acronym, a lot say it's a piece meal approach and comprehensive is a way to go. what do you think about that? >> that is the question. we started out with a comprehensive approach. that didn't work the first time. a piece meal approach is what is being led right now by republicans. mario diaz balart and congressman labrador in the house, and what this does, for example, is allows us to increase the number of scientists, mathematicians, phds, who come into the country to stay here and work in the u.s. who have studied here instead of kicking them out, have them come in and work for us. we don't have enough people helping us with innovation, and what's happening is some companies are building r & d centers in canada because they can't find the people here. >> i want to go to something that a member of congress said. representative louis gutierrez says if you support this bill said you're saying one group of immigrants is better than another and one type of
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, the bringing in a science and technology. you are a world bank guy. you went to harvard and dell was science and technology. here we are was tremendous knowledge in these fields. we talk about helping democracies. how do you see that from not only indicating these villages but scholarships and others, whether it is the french, the canadians, the brits, so that there are always for educational, the empowerment of women come are raising their status, inclusion. the american bar society and all those groups. what do you think about that? is it such that unless you have big muscular defense, big muscular foreign aid? i don't think america will ever be a wimp in anything, but i have an additional school of thought. what do you think? what could help that in america? >> thank you. generally, to speak a very frankly and what you have requested, the support of law enforcement in colombia has been helpful. that is a first step. as you said coming in several points to develop. increasing security capabilities and increasing the state's capability to promote human rights. in a case like ours, we have h
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've reviewed it and the results look promising. it's like the rest of science. we'll follow where the data leads. we'll leave our politics at the door. >> point out that none of this means street ecstasy is safe. apart from being illegal, you don't know what you're getting. it's often contaminated. it can cause a higher body temperature, dehydration and also cases where people overwhen sate and actually die from drinking too much water. but in a controlled setting, which is what we're talking about here, the evidence does seem to suggest that it can be safe. similar studies are underway in europe and canada. and he's halfway through a study offering this treatment to combat veterans, firefighters and police officers. dr. sanjay gupta, cnn reporting. >> make sure you tune into dr. sanjay gupta this weekend saturday afternoon at 4:30 eastern and sunday morning at 7:30 eastern. >>> dozens of fast food workers protest and walk off the job. up next, find out what workers from mcdonald's, kfc and burger king are demanding. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one o
, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> you're in "the situation room." a historic vote prompts massive celebrations on one side and harsh condeminations on the other. cnn has it covered like no one else can. >>> mitt romney has lunch at the white house with president obama. new details of what they talked about. >>> plus, this -- vice president joe biden goes shopping at costco. and he needed to phone for help. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> a historic vote at the united nations voting to upgrade the palestinian authority. goes from nonmember observer entity to nonmember observer state. an implicit recognition of p palestinian statehood. 41 countries abstaining. the u.s. and israel among those voting no. >> today's unfortunate and counterproductive resolution places further obstacles in the path to peace. that is why the united states voted against it. the backers of today's resolution say they seek a functioning, independent, palestinian state at peace with israel. so do we. but we have long been clear that the only way to
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